Coaching Staff

Lindsey Hall

lindsey.hall@trianglevolleyball.org

Hall, a North Carolina native, joined Triangle in 2014. She has served as head coach of 13 Silver and as an assistant coach in the 12s and 13s age groups. She played libero at South Granville High School and competed in club for several years, finishing her career with Jammers Volleyball Club. Hall played intramural indoor and beach at NC State while earning degrees in sport management and business marketing. She graduated in 2011 and is currently the marketing coordinator at PNC Arena. She continues to play volleyball in several adult leagues.

Brian Harris

brian.harris@trianglevolleyball.org

Harris joined Triangle in 2013 and has an extensive sports background. He played tennis while at The Citadel and began their club volleyball team during his senior year. After college he played in numerous adult volleyball leagues.

Harris began his teaching career in Florida and, in 2005, moved to Raleigh with his wife and two daughters, both of whom play volleyball. He is the varsity volleyball head coach at Rolesville High School and teaches 9th grade math. He has also coached high school sand volleyball, middle school volleyball, and softball. Harris loves the challenge that volleyball provides and, as an educator, loves the teaching and learning coaching requires.

At Triangle, Harris has been the head coach of 14 Steel since it started in 2014, and his teams have experienced much success in the Carolina Region. In 2016 Harris led 14 Steel to a fifth-place finish at the Capitol Hill Classic. He has also served as a resource coach.

Kris Harris '11

kris.harris@trianglevolleyball.org

Harris, Triangle Class of 2011, graduated from Elon University in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in finance and currently works as a systems analyst for Fidelity Investments. As a four-year middle blocker for the Elon Phoenix, Harris earned NCCSIA All-State Second Team honors numerous years. She was named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team as well as SoCon Academic All-Conference numerous years. 

Harris was a standout for Apex High School, helping lead the team to the NCHSAA 4A State Championship in 2010. During the 2010 high school season she was named state championship MVP, Tri-9 Conference Player of the Year, and Gatorade North Carolina Volleyball Player of the Year.

Harris was a middle blocker for five seasons at Triangle and helped two of her teams earn Open bids to USAV Junior Nationals. In 2008 Harris was a part of the first 15s team in North Carolina to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals. In 2011 Harris helped 18 Black to qualify in Open again by finishing in third place at the Big South Qualifier and going on to finish 13th at USAV Junior Nationals – the highest finish in the Open Division of any North Carolina team in history.

Harris has served as the assistant coach of 13 Black and, more recently, as the assistant coach of 16 Blue in 2017, which was the first 16 Blue team in Triangle history to earn a bid at a national qualifier and eventually finished T-5 in the USA Division at USAV Junior Nationals.

Carlee Hawkins

Hawkins played for Triangle for three years until an injury forced her to miss the school and club seasons in 2016-17. While she could not play, she was committed to remain involved in the sport and at Triangle and joined the coaching staff as a student apprentice coach, assisting with the 11s and 12s age groups. Hawkins will graduate from Person High School in Roxboro in 2018 and will continue to serve as a coach at Triangle.

Emily Hendricks '12

emily.hendricks@trianglevolleyball.org

Hendricks, a Triangle alumna from the Class of 2012, joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2012 and has served as an assistant and head coach in the 11s, 12s, 13s, 15s, and 17s age groups. In 2016 Hendricks helped to lead 17 White to a second-place finish in the American Division at the Big South Qualifier and a top 20 finish at AAU Junior Nationals. Hendricks also has served as the JV head coach and varsity assistant coach at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh and in 2017 was named assistant coach of the Meredith College Avenging Angels.

Hendricks graduated from Meredith College in May of 2016 earning a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science with a concentration in health and wellness. While at Meredith, Hendricks was a four-year starting outside hitter and earned USA South All-Conference Honors and USA South All-Academic Honors. During her senior season she was named co-captain and was recognized as Best Offensive Player while also earning the prestigious Dean Burris Award. 

During the 2016 club season Hendricks served as a PACT (Power, Agility, Core Training) coach assisting in strength, conditioning, and mobility program implementation at Triangle. She also served as the fitness coordinator for Meredith College volleyball during the 2015 season. Hendricks is currently a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the Alexander Family YMCA in Raleigh.

Drew Hermanson

drew.hermanson@trianglevolleyball.org

Hermanson, originally from Ventura, California, played four years of high school volleyball. He attended UNC Chapel Hill, where he majored in history with a minor in geography, graduating in 2013. Hermanson continued to pursue his volleyball passion by playing for the UNC men's club volleyball team and helped them to a fifth-place finish at the 2012 NCVF National Tournament. As an avid beach player Hermanson first got involved in coaching by working summer beach volleyball camps for the city of Ventura’s Recreation Department from 2009-2011. During the 2013 and 2014 seasons Hermanson was the assistant coach of 14 Blue. Hermanson spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons as head coach of 15 White. In 2017 Hermanson was head coach of 16 White, which finished T-9 at AAU Junior Nationals, the highest finish for a White team in Triangle history.

In addition to his club coaching experience Hermanson spent 2013-2015 as a coach at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, helping the Crusaders win three consecutive state championships. Hermanson recently earned a master's degree in teaching from NC State and is teaching American History and coaching volleyball at Broughton High School in Raleigh.

Jenna Hinton

jenna.hinton@trianglevolleyball.org

Assistant Director

Hinton brings 20 years of teaching and coaching experience to Triangle at the middle and high school, club, and collegiate levels. Prior to joining Triangle full time, Hinton served as the head coach at Louisburg College where she also provided marketing and sports information support to the athletic department.

Hinton created, developed, and directs Triangle’s tremendously successful Youth Volleyball Program (YVP). Her club teams have earned regional championships in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011. They have qualified for USAV Junior Nationals in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (top 10 finish), and 2011. In 2008 15 Black became the first 15s team in the history of the Carolina Region to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals. In 2013 Hinton received the USA Volleyball Junior Club Director Award in recognition for her contributions to the growth and development of sitting volleyball in the Carolina Region. In addition to this honor, that same year she was a presenting speaker at the USA Paralympic Conference held annually at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2013 Hinton also collaborated with a local Paralympic sport club (Bridge II Sports) and the Duke University School of Engineering on a project that led to the design, development, and production of a sitting volleyball chair that enables people with physical disabilities to play the sport of sitting volleyball. Hinton is a 2008 recipient of the Robert L. Lindsey Meritorious Service Award for her outstanding contributions to North Carolina volleyball, and she was the inaugural recipient of Triangle's Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award, which is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club. She is a certified USAV CAP II level coach and served for many years as a USAV IMPACT instructor for the region. Hinton also serves as the sitting volleyball coordinator for Triangle. She serves as a board member for Bridge II Sports and is the designated sport chair for sitting volleyball for the Southeast Region Valor Games.

During her collegiate playing career Hinton was a three-time CVAC all-conference performer at Barton College and two-time team MVP. In the fall of 2014 Hinton was inducted into the Barton College Athletics Hall of Fame.

Tonya Holmes

tonya.holmes@trianglevolleyball.org

Holmes hails from Florida where she played high school volleyball and one year at Savannah State University before transferring to the University of Central Florida. At UCF Holmes played club volleyball and coached at Orlando Volleyball Association (OVA). Holmes has a bachelor's degree in history and previously served as varsity head coach and assistant athletic director at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh. Holmes joined Triangle in 2011 and has served as an assistant coach at the 14s, 16s, 17s, and 18s age groups.

Holmes lives in Chapel Hill and is the director of operations of Granville Towers at UNC Chapel Hill.

CJ Hunter

cj.hunter@trianglevolleyball.org

Hunter joined Triangle in 2013 and has worked as both an assistant and head coach. Hunter graduated from Duke University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in political science, and while at Duke he worked as a student manager for the women's volleyball team. In addition to his studies and work with Duke volleyball, he coached at Surry Storm Volleyball Club in his hometown of Mount Airy for five years. Hunter earned his master's degree in exercise and sport science from UNC Chapel Hill in 2015, where he also worked as the primary sports information contact for the volleyball team. Hunter is the 2016 recipient of Triangle's Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award, which is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club.

Hunter lives in Durham and works as the director of volleyball operations for Duke University and continues to live out his lifelong passion for volleyball.